THE SOUNDTRACK OF PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – season I

Got a secret can you keep it?
You probably noticed that one of my guilty pleasures, is watching ABC’s Family Pretty Little Liars. The show has not only the best fashion (just take a look at Hanna’s fabulous style), but during the seasons, many incredible songs has been featured. Would you like to find out which songs? Check it out here!

What would the show be, without the incredible music on the background during on of those creepy, but super excited yet mysterious A scenes?
The music empowers the storytelling, acting and all the drama together. That’s what is so fascinating about soundtracks, the song always moves you in some way.

For all the the pretty little fans out there, I set up a Spotify playlist for each season, which includes the greatest songs that has been featured on the show. This week I am going to kick off with the best soundtracks of season 1.
So sit down for some pretty little fAntastic music and enjoy!

What’s your favorite song of Pretty Little liars?

Coming up next week: The best songs of season 2! 

– XOXO Marcella

HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY: XX – ‘TOGETHER’ (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – THE GREAT GATSBY)

Have you already seen the incredible 3D movie The Great Gatsby? The adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is definitely a must see! The cast is simply amazing, the story is thrilling, but also the soundtrack is just incredible!


The whole soundtrack consists full of songs with a variety in music styles, but without losing the 20’s vibe that you can feel during the movie. My favorite? ‘Together’ from the indie band The XX. The beats are totally killing. It’s so, so good! Congrats to director Baz Luhrmann and Jay-Z for creating such an amazing soundtrack. You can listen to the full soundtrack here.

Listen and decide it for yourself!

-XOXO Marcella

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS STYLE GUIDE: EMILY FIELDS

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To celebrate the new fourth season of Pretty Little Liars (yes, only 3 weeks to go!), I’ve created this special Pretty Little Liars Style Guide. This week it’s all about the sporty and casual style of Emily!


EMILY FIELDS
Emily is that type of girl who people always described as ‘the girl next door’. She’s sweet, kind and very loyal. Not only to her parents, but also to her friends. Especially to her one of her best friend, Alison Dilaurentius… So close, that Emily developed a lot of feelings toward Ali. When Emily hmeard that Ali got killed, she broke her heart. She went through a hard time. Not only she was dealing with the lost of Alison, but also by the fact that she also struggled with her sexuality. Emily is scared that someone is going to find out about all her secrets that she’s been hiding for everyone, even to her friends. Suddenly Emily received a lot of text messages from an anonymous person who seems to know all her secrets…  including her secret crush for Alison.

STYLE
Unlike her complex life, Emily keeps her style always very low-key. From all the four girls, Emily is definitely the least one who dreams about a big, walking in closet. Maybe her style is not so fashionable and excited as her friends, but during the last 3 seasons, Emily’s fashion style has been definitely developed more. Her fashion motto? ‘Less is more!’ Emily shows that you can already rock a simple jeans, without looking boring. Her secret? Read more to find out about her fashion tips and tricks!

MISS SPORTYEmily’s casual style is a truly reflection of her active lifestyle. You can always spot her in many casual items. Think: Blouses, stripes, off-shoulder tops, jeans, cargo pants, cardigans and denim skirts. Many basics, but definitely not boring!

BRIGHT IT UP


Although she likes to wear many basic items (like her favorite kaki pants), Emily definitely doesn’t shy away from using many bold colors! Red, purple, blue or yellow. It fits perfectly with her dark hair and gorgeous olive skin. By also using more bright colors, it makes your outfit more playful.

SCARVES


Emily isn’t a big fan of chunky accessories, like Hanna does, but she definitely loves scarves pretty much! Scarves are also another good way of give your casual outfit that extra little touch. You don’t need to go crazy by using a lot of prints; a simple gorgeous scarf is already very pretty.

JEANS


Sure, without a doubt is Emily definitely more a jeans girl! She wears them many times, with many shirts and blouses, what makes her look more playful. And let’s be honest, what’s not better than wearing one of your favorite pair of jeans. Emily likes all kind of different jeans: Ripped off jeans, skinny jeans, dark blue jeans or just faded jeans.

SKIRTS


Although Emily sure owns a lot of pair of jeans and her style is definitely more casual, she also often wears skirts. Her favorites? Kakhi, denim, army green (she can’t get enough of it!) and a lovely cute white skirt (perfect for summer). That’s her trick to look girly, yet casual. Many times she wears it off with a loose fit top, a striped blouse or a jacket.

STRIPES


One of Emily’s other style signatures, are definitely wearing a lot of striped tops. She even wore a striped bag! Stripes are timeless, you can never go wrong with wearing an striped top! The classic blue/white striped top is always a go, but to make you look more fun, try to wear more bold striped tops.

JACKETS


Emily wears a lot of jackets, from parka’s to leather bomber jackets. She likes many jackets, as long as it is comfortable, casual and combat chic. Her jackets have always some kind of detail, like the leather sleeves or studs.

SNEAKERS


Emily always wear some chic pair of sneakers, that matches perfectly with her casual style. Don’t expect that she wear some kind of tennis shoes. No, she goes for sneakers with details: Studs, pastel colors or funky prints. All Stars of course offers many stylish sneakers, that gives you that extra touch.

MAKEUP


Just like her style, Emily likes to keep it up all low-key. She sticks to her neutral look: Neutral eyeshadow, just a little bit of mascara, nude lipgloss and a soft pink blush. The key to this look, is to maintain a glowing skin. To maintain a healthy skin, it’s important to use a good cleanser! This increases breakouts and pores. After cleaning your skin, it’s good to use a moisturizer that hydrates your skin through the day. Use an oil-free moisturizer, that doesn’t pump out all the extra oil! Then it’s makeup time. To get Emily’s eye makeup, use a nude eyeshadow palette. Many brands offer a palette in these colors, but The Bobbi Brown Ultra Nude Eye Makeup Palette, is definitely a must have. For the eyes, use an volumising mascara that creates long lashes. For the lips, use a nude high shine lipgloss. Nude lipsticks can make you feel pale, but a shiny nude lipgloss fits perfectly by any skin tone. And when it comes to the cheeks, pick a blush that makes your skin and reduces also shiness.

HAIR


Emily’s favorite hairstyle, are her long layered locks. They always look healthy and shiny, so it’s important that you use a conditioner, that doesn’t makes your hair heavy or to grease. A good leave-in-conditoner is the Healthy Sexy Hair conditioner, a brand that also Lauren Conrad uses.

NAILS


Just like her makeup, Emily also wears a lot of neutral nail polishes: Nude, mint green, soft orange, white and light yellow. There are many nail polish brands that offer al these colors. A perfect nude is OPI’s ‘Tickle my France-Y’. Essie also offers many gorgeous mint green’s, like Apple Mint Candy.

NEED MORE INSPIRATION?
Do you also like Emily’s casual look and need some more inspiration? Then, check out these 3 selected outfits:

| 1. Bag: Fab | 2. Sneakers: Keds | 3.Top: Delias |
| 4. Nail Polish: Orly (Lemonade) | 5. Skirt: Philipp Plein |
| 1. Cardigan: Lauren by Ralph Lauren | 2. Lip gloss: Bobbi Brown – Nude Beach Collection Summer 2013 |
| 3. Jeans: AG | 4. Sneakers: Marc by Marc Jacobs | 5. Shirt: Splendid

| 1. Nail Polish: Essie – Borrowed and blue | 2. Watch: Ice Watch | 3. Vest: Bardot |
| 4. Jeans: Love Moschino | 5. Sneakers: Superga | 6. Shirt: True Religion | 7. Necklace: Andrea Silver |

Do you like Emily’s style? Would you ever wear some of her pair of sneakers? And which outfit of Emily’s, is your favorite? 

HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY: THE BABIES – ‘MESS ME AROUND’ (VIDEO)

Hi Folks! It’s already monday and what’s not better to start the week off with some great music? I’m sure that the Brooklyn based band The Babies, a side project of The Woods/ Vivian Girls, are definitely going to get you through the week with their song ‘Mess Me Around’ from their EP Our House on the Hill. A catchy and funky song, with raw edges. Hello summer playlist!

The song is just as playful as the video, who is directed by Scott Jacobson. In the video you see all kind of different characters, when the band members decided to start hitchhiking, and take you on a mini road trip through Los Angeles. Hilarious!

If you would like to see more of The Babies (and you live in Europe), then I have some good news! Next week The Babies are going to start touring through Europe. A perfect chance to see them performing live! Check here for their spring/summer tour dates.

Check out more of The Babies:
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@ Twitter: Thebabiesband

HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY: THE MOWGLI’S – “SAN FRANCISCO” (video)

   

Just love, love, love! That’s what first comes to my mind, when I think about the music of The Mowgli’s. If their songs doesn’t make you happy, then nothing will. This Los Angeles based band, who consists of 8 members, has that lovely ’60/’70 ‘s sound that simply puts a smile on your face. Their motto? ‘Making music with love, love making with music’. That’s indeed what the Mowgli’s are doing with their songs and also with their first released video. Check it out!

The song ‘San Francisco’ is just as happy, cheerful and youthful as the video itself, who was directed by Justin Baldoni. I love the part with the confetti, the illustrations that are portrayed in the video and of course their love for the city himself, San Francisco.

If you haven’t already listened to their EP Love is not Dead, you really should give it a try. It’s simply amazing: 5 cheerful, rock n’ roll, indie-folk songs that are perfect for your spring/summer playlist!

Check out more of The Mowgli’s!
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@Twitter: themowglis